Why chickpeas are the next superfood snack!!
Lisa the founder of Stamina State Snacks on why Chickpeas are the next superfood snack!
Lisa, what drove you to create your range of chickpea snacks?
Stamina State was born from one of my own dilemmas of trying to find snacks that were satisfying and tasty to keep me fuelled and energised throughout my busy day and also suitable to my dietary lifestyle.
After months of searching, I was only able find snacks that were either flavourless and boring, or packed with sugars, synthetic ingredients and most of the time left me hungry and wanting more. I decided I wanted to fill this void in the snack market and created the perfect snack to fuel my body and mind.
A range of delicious power snacks that are high in protein and fibre to keep you satisfied and fuelled for longer and, I promise, are only made from clean organic ingredients, prepared as close to the way nature intended as possible.
Certified organic, nut free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, no added sugar or sweeteners, no additives or preservatives, – suitable for any dietary lifestyles and we are proud to say that we use compostable packaging made from renewable resources to seal in the freshness.
When did you know you were onto something really good?
Once I had perfected the recipe and loved the flavours made from only real-food ingredients, I introduced them to my friends and family who kept asking for more!
I saw this as a good sign and decided to take it to the streets (aka the local markets) and the positive response I got was overwhelming! Everyone loved the light crunchy texture and delicious flavours just as I had.
Why are chickpeas the next superfood?
Chickpeas not only fill you up as an extremely high source of fibre (our Chibbs range have 14f of fibre per serve), but they are a great source of plant-based protein (10g per serve) to help with growth and muscle development and keep you fuller for longer throughout your busy day. They also provide great vitamins and minerals, help protect against heart disease and cancer, improve digestion, help control blood sugar and increase satiety and help with weight loss. Amazing right?
Tell us more about Chibbs and the process behind creating them?
Our Chibbs are puffed which means they are are heat steamed and then dehydrated rather than roasted in oil like many other snacks on the market. Many people don’t realise that when you heat oil to a high temperature they may become rancid and can release free radicals in the body, which may cause damage to cells.
Once our Chibbs are puffed, they are lightly coated in organic sunflower oil, with omega 6 benefits that can help improve skin health, boost energy levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. This is used to help the delicious real-food ingredient flavours stick to each tasty Chibb.
We are proud to say our chickpeas are all sourced from Queensland and made in Australia.
What are all the flavours available in the range?
There are 4 delicious flavours in our Chibbs range and each flavour ingredient has been picked for its taste and benefits to your body.
Lightly salted – Our original flavour – We use pink himalayan sea salt which contains over 84 minerals and trace elements to replace vital electrolytes in the body and brings out the delicious natural ‘nutty’ flavour of our puffed chickpeas.
French onion – This subtle flavour is savoury but slightly sweet – the main flavour ingredients, onion and garlic, are known do aid in regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation and improve immunity.
Hot and Spicy – We mix delicious sweet tomato with spicy cayenne pepper to bring the ka-pow to your snack time! Cayenne pepper is known to help relieve achy joints and muscles and helps the digestive system move bacteria and toxins out of the body plus so much more.
Sweet Tomato – We simply flavour these with organic sweet tomato powder and pink himalayan sea salt – deliciously simple and real! Tomato powder contains protective antioxidants that protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
Your body will recognise these ingredients and thank you with a boost of sustained energy to keep up your Stamina State.
Where can we stock up on this delicious nutritious snack?
Our products are available through our ecommerce website www.staminastate.com
All the product information including images, ingredient listing and nutritional information is available on the website and we deliver Australia-wide.